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Publication . Article . 2021

Modeling Heritage Language Phonetics and Phonology: Toward an Integrated Multilingual Sound System

David Natvig;
Open Access
English
Published: 01 Dec 2021
Publisher: MDPI
Country: Norway
Abstract

Although heritage language phonology is often argued to be fairly stable, heritage language speakers often sound noticeably different from both monolinguals and second-language learners. In order to model these types of asymmetries, I propose a theoretical framework—an integrated multilingual sound system—based on modular representations of an integrated set of phonological contrasts. An examination of general findings in laryngeal (voicing, aspiration, etc.) phonetics and phonology for heritage languages shows that procedures for pronouncing phonemes are variable and plastic, even if abstract may representations remain stable. Furthermore, an integrated multilingual sound system predicts that use of one language may require a subset of the available representations, which illuminates the mechanisms that underlie phonological transfer, attrition, and acquisition.

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universal flerspråklighet, fonetikk, fonologi, :Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Allmenn språkvitenskap og fonetikk: 011 [VDP], heritage languages, universal multilingualism, phonetics, phonology, contrast, transfer, Language and Literature, P, heritage languages; universal multilingualism; phonetics; phonology; contrast; transfer; attrition, Linguistics and Language, Language and Linguistics

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EC| AmNorSSC
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AmNorSSC
American Norwegian Sound Systems and Language Contact
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 838164
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST
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